Lloyd Hill pleads guilty to killing estranged wife, Stephanie Hill, and her boyfriend, Fred Tarantino

Trial was scheduled to start Monday

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Published: Oct 15 2012 09:54:31 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 15 2012 06:42:11 PM EDT
Double homicide in Nockamixon Twp
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. -

The trial of a man accused of fatally stabbing his estranged wife and her boyfriend was canceled Monday after he pleaded guilty to both deaths.

Lloyd Hill, 42, was accused of killing Stephanie Hill, 36, and Frederick Tarantino, 43, in the couple's home on Easton Road, in Nockamixon Twp., Bucks Co., on Jan. 27.

On Monday, Hill pleaded guilty to two counts of first degree murder, two counts of possession of instrument of crime, and one count of burglary.

An affidavit of probable cause shows that a week before the killings, Lloyd Hill sent a text to Stephanie Hill saying he was going to kill her and Tarantino.

Officials say murder victim Stephanie Hill was still married to the accused, Lloyd Hill, though she lived with the other victim, Frederick Tarantino.

And, officials said, Tarantino's ex-wife was living with Lloyd Hill. They said the four had met at church.

Lloyd Hill was sentenced Monday to two consecutive terms of life in prison.